Analysis of Brazilian guidelines for obesity: pathologization of fat bodies, an approach focused on weight loss and anti-fat bias

Resumo Atualmente a obesidade é considerada um dos maiores desafios da saúde pública. Ela vem sendo enfrentada a partir do incentivo de mudanças comportamentais individuais, exaltando a perda de peso como forma inquestionável de garantir saúde. Tendo em vista este contexto e a importância das Diretrizes brasileiras de obe sidade sobre o campo da obesidade, sua influência sobre a prática profissional, o tipo de tratamento incentivado e o processo decisório em relação aos corpos gordos, foi realizada uma análise deste documento, associada à emergente discussão de como o discurso da saúde justifica e reproduz a gordofobia da sociedade. A análise se deu primeiramente em relação à patologização do corpo gordo e como isto é acompanhado de uma valorização do corpo magro. Em seguida, discute-se a abordagem normativa do peso, que propõe intervenções individuais sempre focadas na perda de peso. Pode- se notar que o discurso presente nas Diretrizes reforça a saúde inerente dos corpos magros, reproduz estereótipos relacionados ao corpo gordo e relaciona diretamente quilos perdidos com melhor nível de saúde.Abstract Obesity is now considered one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century and has been fought against with the promotion of individua...
Source: Saude e Sociedade - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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